Hand-Lasted Goodyear Welt Construction. Seidel® Bark Veg Retan Leather, Developed Exclusively for Oak Street Bootmakers. Reverse Tongue. Hand-Burnished Toe & Heel. Partially-Structured Toe. Dr. Sole 1122 Raw Cord Sole & Matching 1102w Raw Cord Heel. Barbour® Welt. Tone-on-Tone Stitching. Antique Brass Eyelets. Black Rawhide Laces.
Developed to embody the character of Chicago, the Elston last is engineered specifically for our line of Everyday Boots, providing exceptional all-day comfort for nearly all foot types with a generous toe box.
Inspired by the cork soles of the famous U.S.N. N-1 "Field Boot" used in WWII, the 1122 includes numerous improvements, including greater durability, shock absorption, and a reduction in weight. Perhaps the most notable improvement is its traction which comes courtesy of the pulverized hemp cord embedded into the nitrile rubber compound. Each sole is affixed to a thick layer of leather and paired with a matching Dr. Sole 1102w Raw Cord Heel.
Developed by Seidel exclusively for Oak Street Bootmakers, this full-grain, twice-tanned leather has a soft, matte finish with a fine nap more akin to nubuck than suede or roughout. Despite being lightweight and soft-to-the-touch, this is a firm-handed hide with all the durability one would expect of a top-tier boot-grade leather. Such "soft strength" is made possible by being tanned in chrome and again in a bath of bark and vegetable oils. This eliminates the need for hot-stuffing and wax finishing typical of a chrome tannage—so despite feeling soft and supple, the leather retains a more natural and raw appearance.